Want to help with research?
The following health research projects are looking for male volunteers.
Please note the deadlines, some of which may well have passed.
Anonymous & confidential survey on suicidal feelings
Important research led by the University College London: You don't have to feel depressed or suicidal to take part in this study. Would you like to spend 20 minutes helping us identify factors that might cause distress in men and women? The survey is anonymous and confidential and conducted by qualified professionals. If you want to take part, or for more information, please click on this link.
Men's mental health
Tanya Corker writes: as part of my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey I am carrying out research into men's mental health. The aim of the study is to look the impact of a man’s role in the community, his job and educational background on his attitudes to seeking psychological help. This is an area that has not been looked at before and it is hoped that the findings of the research may help to improve our understanding of why some men do not access psychological services, even if they are distressed.
So if you are a man aged between 18-74, it would be brilliant if you could click on this link and complete this online survey
Please pass this onto as many men as you know. The more the merrier!
This research has ethical approval from the University of Surrey Ethics Committee.If you want any further information or want to feedback about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com.
Men with prostate cancer
Dr Monique Raats writes: the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey would like men diagnosed with prostate cancer to complete a survey, contributing to a research study which is investigating whether changes in dietary behaviour affect the quality of life of men with prostate cancer, and whether the perceived level of control of each person can predict these changes after diagnosis and treatment. All people diagnosed with prostate cancer at any stage of their treatment can complete the survey. The questionnaire is simple and asks questions about what you do, how you do it and how these actions affect you. We expect to define whether changes in dietary behaviour affect several aspects of prostate cancer patients’ lives and finally what predicts these changes. Your responses will be valuable as they will contribute to a larger research area and will provide useful information for future intervention strategies. Your responses will remain anonymous unless you wish to participate in a further study in which case you can provide us with an email address. You can also ask for feedback to be sent to you if you wish again by providing your email address.
If you would like to complete the survey online then please click here http://www.fahs.surrey.ac.uk/survey/dietary_changes/. If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire to be sent to you by post please contact the Co-Investigator and he will be happy to help.
It will take approximately 20 minutes. If you have any questions or want more information about the study, please contact Angelos Kassianos Co-Investigator on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07771534009.
Men without children
Robin Hadley writes: Male participants sought for interviews. Men, aged between 50 and 70 years, are invited to take in a Keele University PhD research study looking at involuntarily childless men's experience of not being a father. If you are interested please contact Robin Hadley or visit the website: www.wantedtobeadad.com.
Rape and sexual assault of men
Mandy Stidard writes: www.malesurvey.info is an online survey open to all male residents in the United Kingdom, over the age of 16 years old. I am a postgraduate student at the University of Portsmouth and hope to increase our understanding of the rape and sexual assault of men as well as public perceptions regarding this crime. The survey can be accessed via the website www.malesurvey.info, which also displays relevant information and useful links. The rape and sexual assault of males is an under reported and under researched crime. This survey gives all men, whether survivors of assault or not, an opportunity to share their experiences and beliefs. Please support us by visiting www.malesurvey.info.
Fathers' experiences of Traumatic Birth
Rachel Willcox writes: 'I am researching ‘Father’s experiences of Traumatic Birth’ as part of my training as a Counselling Psychologist at the University of the West of England. If you are a Dad, and would like to take part in an email interview and share your experiences, or find out any more information about the project, please do email me at email@example.com and I can send you further details.'
Research on periods of crisis in adult life
The University of Greenwich is currently recruiting for a confidential research study on experiences of crisis in adult life. Anyone over the age of 20 can participate, as long as they live in the UK (and have done since at least age 15) and speak English fluently. All volunteers are entered into a prize draw for 20 x £50 vouchers. To get more information and to complete the research study online, click here.
Men who have or have had penis cancer or an interest in it are required for a Leeds Metropolitan University study looking at the patients experiences of treatment for penile cancer. More here: Research into life after penis cancer
The NHS's National Cancer Action Team wants members for its National Black and Minority Ethnic Cancer Patient Advisory Panel to help support and improve cancer services and give cancer patients and carers from a BME background a voice.
Members of the panel can participate for as long as they wish, and during the term of their participation will be contacted around 3 or 4 times each year. More information here.
MHF advisory panel
Malehealth readers, regular or occasional, are invited to join the Men's Health Forum male advisory panel.
The idea of the panel is give men a louder voice in their own health and find out what we would like to see both from the NHS and the MHF - this includes content on malehealth. More information and sign up here.
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